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Raised Ranch house Sss
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:12:12 PM »
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I haven’t seen a Bi-level house kit before. They started building these in the ‘60s and still do today. This is my own design based on local prototypes and from memory. Footprint is 1 ½” by 3”. While this build is fairly simple, it is not recommended for the novice. If you don’t like the colors you can paint as desired. There are parts templates to print so you can save measuring steps.

Choice of materials is up to you. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. I used .030 styrene, .040 styrene, and .040 Evergreen #4031 clapboard siding. Window openings are sized for Rich’s (Rslaserkits) #3980 and #3981. Door opening works with his #3988. You can also adjust openings for your own windows. Window material is easily cut from clear blister pack plastic. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.

Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Parts templates,  Assembly sketches  and PDF’s.  Also included is a pic of my build.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

The hardest part of this build is beveling the roof sections, but that can be done with a sanding block and some patience.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB (Single Edge Razor Blade) and straight edge. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit, especially for roof sections.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

Roofing material is up to you and Rich has some good choices for a 3d effect. If you want to use label paper roofing, template is included

Chimney from an old kit can be used.













































 PDF links:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gck68v8foltiy91/wblpt1pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7fgaa9wnxfumj5/wblpt2pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4b8aradk3e7f7qx/wblpt3pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajdu8fazl6au522/wblpt4pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1j1uyxahbujb62x/wbtst2pdf.pdf


Title edited per discussion below - gfh
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 06:23:32 PM by GaryHinshaw »
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Re: Bi-level house Sss
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 10:16:32 AM »
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Very cool!

That particular floor plan is considered a Raised Ranch.  Split levels can be tri, quad, etc, with half flights of stairs to each level. 

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Bi-level house Sss
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 10:20:21 AM »
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I agree, very nice.  I've enjoyed and saved a number of your designs, they will come in handy.

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Re: Bi-level house Sss
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 10:26:38 AM »
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Very cool!

That particular floor plan is considered a Raised Ranch.  Split levels can be tri, quad, etc, with half flights of stairs to each level. 

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Matt. Raised ranch it is then. Now you know why I am designing N scale buildings instead of 1:1. Unfortunately I can't edit this thread.
Gary